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Give an account of Jonathan Swift's citique of the'moderns' especially as it is expressed in his'Tale of a Tub' (Sect.IX) and 'Gulliver's Travels (Bks III & IV)
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...Tale of a Tub. There was a great output of satirical literature in eighteenth century England. In the hands of a person like Swift it became a potent weapon to attack not only people inimical to himself but to strike at the root of an ideology that was perceived by Swift, and others like him, to be injurious to the state of England. In his own works Swift could be painfully apt and therefore cruel. His satire has intensity and virulence which upset not only his intended targets but till today haunts critics who... The Case of Swift Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) uses satire to its optimum in his two seminal works, Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, familiarly known as Gulliver’s Travels and A...
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In his pamphlet, Swift attacks the British for their treatment of the Irish in 1729. Discuss Swifts usage of understatement as a rhetorical device not only in the title, but throughout the pamphlet as well
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...Tale of a Tub. A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication, 2008. 1-304. Print.... Swift’s usage of under ment as a rhetorical device A modest proposal by Jonathan Swift is a true application of under ment as a rhetorical device. This is observable from the title of the pamphlet and all through the stories narrated. While Swift titled the pamphlet a “Modest Proposal”, the proposals given are ironical and radical. The proposal would have been modest, if he presents some reasonable and practical alternatives to the problems facing the poor, in a way that appeals to the relevant authorities to take some action to alleviate poverty. However, the title is a pure application of understatement as a...
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Satire in Novels by Jonathan Swift
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...Tale of a Tub. There was a great output of satirical literature in eighteenth century England. In the hands of a person like Swift it became a potent weapon to attack not only people inimical to himself but to strike at the root of an ideology that was perceived by Swift, and others like him, to be injurious to the state of England. In his own works Swift could be painfully apt and therefore cruel. His satire has intensity and virulence which upset not only his intended targets but till today haunts critics who... The Case of Swift Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) uses satire to its optimum in his two seminal works, Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, familiarly known as Gulliver's Travels and A...
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Superstition in Eighteenth century England
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...Tale of a Tub, he again discusses how discarding religion entirely and being entirely rational may not produce results that are as desirable as those that are produces by following the middle path. The paths that are followed by the completely conformist brother or the non-conformist brother are not endorsed by Swift. Superstition in these works of his, consist in an understanding of the ways in which distortions may appear in works that are initially well-meaning (Swift). One is able... Superstition in Eighteenth century England number Superstition in Eighteenth century England Superstition existed in eighteenth century England as a result of various social and political factors. Despite being dubbed a...
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Superstition in the 18th Century
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...Tale of a Tub, he again discusses how discarding religion entirely and being entirely rational may not produce results that are as desirable as those that are produces by following the middle path. The paths that are followed by the completely conformist brother or the non-conformist brother are not endorsed by Swift. Superstition in these works of his, consist in an understanding of the ways in which distortions may appear in works that are initially well-meaning (Swift). One is able to understand... ? Superstition in Eighteenth century England number Superstition in Eighteenth century England Superstition existed in eighteenth century England as a result of various social and political factors. Despite ...
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...Tale of a Tub).” A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication. 2013. Web. 29 July 2013. http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/swift/swift-modestproposal6x9.pdf.... A Critical Analysis of “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift Through the satirical composition“A Modest Proposal”, Jonathan Swift utilizes a method of irony and exaggeration which renders the satire of the piece to be sufficiently effectual as he proposes the literal consumption of infants for food to remedy the severely poor state of economic and political affairs in the 18th-century Ireland. Based on his style of writing as well as the mood and tone of the work which amply reflects the author’s attitude toward the subject, Swift...
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...TALE OF A TUB By Patricia Marx The author in this book talks about leaving the hectic day to day lifestyle that we have today and going somewhere cool and calm. The author is about taking those regular burdens off... Book Review: Literary Journalism THE OLD SOFT SHOE By Sarah Larson The book talks about Hermes, the artistic director who sat beneath the stained glass windows of the Gallim Dance Ceremony. The ceremony was to be held at the St. luke and St. Matthew church located in Brooklyn. The choreographer sat beside him who made various plays mainly focusing on the Political and Social aspects of life. The author goes on to describe the environment around the director while everyone was preparing for...
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The Miller's Tale From Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
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...tale. Nicholas cries for water as the hot iron enters his arse. But the old man, John, who was waiting in his tub for the second flood to arrive, as promised by Nicholas, drops down at the sound of water: “: Help! water! water! water! help, for goddes herte!” (3815). John is thus fooled; Nicholas is punished... Love and Lust in the “Miller’s Tale” The Canterbury Tales is written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the Father of English literature. He found a beautiful subject matter for writing one of the best narrative poems in literature when he joined the company of a few pilgrims at Tabard Inn of Southwark in England. The pilgrims were going to the shrine of Thomas. He listened to their stories on their way to the...
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Fairy Tale
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...Tale The wolf is a carnivore incarnate and he’s as cunning as he is ferocious.” (142). The phrase above implies that wolves are extremely dangerous and can only be appeased by immaculate flesh. Additionally, they are crafty and use their sly ways to lure their prey into their traps (Carter 142). The statement applies to Perrault’s “Bluebeard” in the sense that the rich villain marries several virgin women and steals their ‘flower’ despite the roar elicited by the notion. Therefore, by concluding that a wolf is ‘carnivore incarnate’ puts the matter to rest; since that is how they are bound to behave. It is also worth noting that the statement does not apply to Brothers Grimm fairy tale... ,...
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Fairy Tale
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...Tale, Fable, or Myth The English word Myth is derived from the ancient Greek word Muthos which refers to a story about a divine being. Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines myth as "a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon". In easier terms, a myth should have something to do with a divine being, or alternatively a natural phenomenon that cannot be easily explained (an erupting volcano may inspire a myth about an angry god). A fairy tale is fictional story often with a far-fetched set of circumstances. Fairy tales draw small children... Essay Questions February 21, 2009 Fairy...
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The Tell Tale Heart
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...Tale Heart" Irony is clearly misunderstood by most people today who tend to confuse it with nothing so literary as a bummer of anunintended coincidence. Irony in the traditional literary sense revolves around a recognized (or sometimes not, depending on the audience) contradiction between the words that are written or spoken and the actual intent of those words. The narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" reveals absolutely no interest in proving his innocence of the murder of the old man, but rather is obsessed with proving his sanity. Every aspect of the story he relates about how he came to commit heinous murder fulfills the traditional literary... Irony in "The Tell-Tale...
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The tale of Kieu
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...tale of Kieu” Every society, in this world, has a set of behavioral s that define what is right and what iswrong. The idea of morality has been a subject of debate in various sociological and philosophical discussions. This has made a number of scholars develop different schemes and models that describe morality and its impacts on human behavior. Nguyen Du, in the Tale of Kieu, presents morality as one of the major themes. The Vietnamese society, which is depicted in this story, is regulated by a set of laws, rules, and regulations that are defined in the context of the definition of morality and Confucian values. Du presents his story as immoral since Kieu, the main character, chose... ...
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A Modern Miller's Tale
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...Tale Peter is a surgeon at one of the most high profile private hospitals in New York. He owns a mansion in the same city that has many rooms in it but had been living in it by himself. He is a 40-year-old man who is mostly out for his surgery sessions at the hospital. Seeing that his mansion was going to waste because of his absence most of the days, he decided to rent some of his rooms to other people to make the mansion profitable and useful to him. As such, Peter started living with other people who were tenants in his mansion. Peter decided to rent his rooms only to young people between the ages of 20 to 25 years. One of the tenants was named Marcus, a young handsome... from the fall....
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The Tale of Genji
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...Tale of Genji” Summary The tale concentrates around the life Hikaru Genji who is the son of the Japanese emperor, Kiritsubo. At some point people refer to him as “shining Genji” because of his political affiliation. His mother, Lady Kiritsubo, concubine to Emperor Kiritsubo dies when he is at the age of three. The tale goes to note that the concubine was important in the life of emperor as he continued remembering her. However, Emperor Kiritsubo goes on to marry a woman (Lady Fujitsubo) on the account that she had characters similar to the already deceased Lady Kiritsubo. This bondage, between the emperor and Lady Fujitsubo, indicates the beginning of the intertwining love... Book analysis of “The Tale...
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A Bronx Tale
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...Tale Review The racially-charged setting of NewYork in the 1960s is the backdrop for the movie, “A Bronx Tale.” “A Bronx Tale” portraysa young Sicilian male named Calogero from boyhood through his teenage years. The boy finds himself befriended by a mob boss, Sonny, who becomes a second father to him. As the young man enters high school he is attracted to an African American girl, Jane, who causes conflict both internally and externally for him as he deals with peer pressure, personal angst, and family expectations. The 1960’s was a time of change for racial issues in America. Their where appeals by African American leaders protesting segregation in the United States and the role and status... ?A Bronx...
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Struggle in Fairy Tale
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...Tale Struggles are the effect of the action/reaction in a situation. This principle was cited by Sir Isaac Newton that the conceptwas the universal law of motion. The concept was applied even in literary scheme that for every action there is reaction. It is now regarded as the basic law of nature and of characters. This concept is what made a certain literary piece realistic. Realism makes a story appealing to the reader (Moore 1995). However, realism seems very minimal in fairy tale prose. This realism is concerning about the action/reaction relativity in the story setting of the situation in the fairy tales. Somehow their unrealism can be credited for by the given struggle... Struggle in Fairy Tale ...
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The Handmaid's Tale ending
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...Tale Ending Rationale This ending is attempted to be written in line with Atwood’s postmodern ambiguity, when the historical commentary only blurs the sense and authenticity of the narrative. It is stylized as a middlebrow Internet article covering the Handmaid’s commentary to her tale. In The Handmaid’s Tale, the same type of ending is an innovation: the dystopian system is presented from outside, not within its “impenetrable” boundaries. The speaker named Pieixoto withdraws from any judgment or one-sided description of it. The only sure thing the reader is left with is merely emotional impression: hence, Gilead is inside, it is a state of mind. This broad understanding... , it is also...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale Introduction Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale is based on the ideology of leading societal oppression that had been formulated in the Republic of Gilead. The state was created after the fall of the government to be replaced by a tyrannical society where equality lack and oppression shape the society. The narrator Offred is at the center of the social oppression that has been subjected to women. She explains how the society has turned her into a Handmaid taking the responsibility of a slave and being charged with bearing children to the women who could not conceive. Offred is placed to serve under the commander and Serena. The age of infertility has reduced Gilead to offer... The Handmaid's Tale...
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MERCHANTS TALE ESSAY
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...Tale The merchant’s tale revolves around the marriage and love. The tale explores the marriage life of a bachelor whose, January. He had a lot of life expectations after marriage. In addition, the tale tells of the paradox of the knight’s life after the marriage. His dreams of finding happiness were not realized. Instead; he is drowned in misery when he loses his sight and also lives in fear of losing his beautiful wife. Towards the end of the narrative, the author has brought out the actual character traits of the women through May the new bride and also the supernatural beings (gods) through Pluto and his wife Prosperina. This narrative is silly because, the author chose to use... The Merchant’s Tale...
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Fairy tale story
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...Tale Story One of the most celebrated fairy tales in the history of world literature, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” describes in the adventure tale of Ali Baba, a fictional character from medieval Arabic literature. In fact, the fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” forms one of the later narratives of The Arabian Nights. The story takes place in a town in Persia where Ali Baba and his brother named Cassim lived. Whereas Cassim became wealthy after his marriage to a rich woman, Ali Baba lived in utter poverty and had to look after his wife and children by cutting wood in a neighboring forest. The story then moves on to narrate how Ali Baba was fortunate to find the secrets of forty... ?Fairy...
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Tale Of Genji
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...TALE OF GENJI, A GREAT IMPORTANCE IS PLACED ON ART. PEOPLE GAIN RESPECT AND ADMIRATION BASED ON THEIR MUSICAL, PAINTING AND WRITING ABILITY. HOW DOES THIS VALUE SYSTEM COMPARE TO THAT OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICA? Introduction Art and literature flourished in Japan even in ancient times. Japanese writings showed that ancient Japanese placed great premium on culture such as painting, poetry, prose, music, dramatic performances and all genres of literature. Ancient writers and artists i.e. poets, musicians, painters were then hailed as an elite group who were notches above the rest and special groups of people to be venerated and esteemed with high regard... moving that...
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A Bronx Tale movie
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...Tale It is 1960 and the movie, A Bronx Tale opens with the murder of a man by a local mafia boss, Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). The mafia boss commits the act because he is trying to save his friend from an attacker by another man. The young son of Lorenzo Anello's (Robert De Niro), who is known as Calogero (Francis Capra) witnesses everything but he is unwilling to tell the NYPD officers the truth. This makes the mafia boss to like the young boy. Although the mafias are gangsters in the neighborhood, one realizes that they are liked in the society. This shows race disparity in the society because the mafia being whites are acceptable in the society as opposed to blacks who engage in crime... A Bronx Tale...
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Tale of Two Cities
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...tale of two cities Imprisonment is a major theme in A tale of two cities. The of the novel describes the sorry state of the prison and the level of solitude some of the characters endure while in prison helps portray the inhumane nature of imprisonment during the tumultuous times. Charles Dickens portrays the way in which both the French revolutionaries and the French nobilities both used imprisonment to their advantage. Chapter 17, “One night” and Chapter 18, “Nine days” help develop the theme of imprisonment. The two chapters give the varied experiences of the various characters in prison thereby portraying the effects of imprisonment in the novel. The imprisonment... The theme of imprisonment in A...
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Original Fairy Tale
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...Tale type This tale type is a combination of different tales that include magic, monster tales, unnatural cruelty, captives and fugitives. It covers magically empowered rebels who attempt to overthrow a failed administration. Unnatural cruelty in the tail symbolizes results of bad governance while captives and fugitives which are also important elements in the tale represent consequences of war. This fairy tale tackles some of the societal and political problems as well as norms and expectations of good leadership. The War of Salvation is a fairy tale pointing out some of...
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The Tale of Genji
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...Tale of Genji:Questions and Answers The Tale of Genji is a novel that was written by the world famous author Murasaki Shikibu and has greatly influenced some of the world’s best pieces of culture, literature and art in the East and West Canons. In the animated version of The Tale of Genji, only coverage of the first twelve chapters has been portrayed. (1654) Thus, the film version has left out scenes and plots from chapter 13 to 54. However, in addition to this, the film also has a few extra scenes that are not in accordance with the Japanese text, in order to make the viewer understand the gravity of the psychology that the characters go through. The opening... ?(Please write here) 8 February The Tale...
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Fairy tale story
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...Tale Story “The Bronze Ring” is an important fairy tale which makes the opening story of Andrew Lang’s ic selection of popular fairy tales titled The Blue Fairy Book. Significantly, the main story of this fairy narrates how a gardener’s son wins the hands of the princess of the kingdom, with the help of a bronze ring which he got as a gift from the sultan of a city. “The Bronze Ring” opens with the account of how the king is successful in turning the wasteland around his castle into a fruitful garden, with the help of a head gardener who has been descendant other gardeners. When the princess of the country falls in love with the gardener’s son, instead of the King’s choice i.e. the prime... ?Fairy Tale...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale The book tells the story of a woman living in oppression following the fall of the United s government and the takeover by the Republic of Gilead, which employs totalitarian governance. The new government is concerned over the reduced population thus young health women are forced to be handmaids to their adopting commanders (Atwood 107). The book highlights the life of Offred who is the main character and narrator, and it is through her that the audience get to meet other characters. This paper seeks to analyse the traits of four characters in the book and illustrate how they survive in the new society. Offred From her point of view, the story is narrated taking the audience... The Handmaid’s Tale...
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Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale
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...Tale” are able to create different understandings of human attributes. A reoccurring theme which is associated with the story is based on Leontes’ jealousy that he creates against his family and friends. It is through the jealousy that Leontes goes through suffering and experiences which could have been avoided in the play. The jealousy of Leontes is one which causes him to take blind actions and to hold a cold nature throughout the play instead of recognizing the reality of the situation. Defining the different points of jealousy that are a part of the character of Leontes as well as the resolution which occurs by the end of the play leads... ?The concepts which are presented through “The Winter’s Tale” ...
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The Merchants Tale Essay
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...tale resembles the fabliau genre, a brief comic narrated ironically. The tale’s main theme is marriageand its value. It characterizes January (Old and has white hair) who marries May (young and elegant), Placebo and Justinius (advisers) and Damien (lover). January invites his advisers to offer counsel on his intention to marry, Justinius is against it because he believes women are unfaithful while Placebo supports his idea of marrying a young woman. January goes ahead and weds May; during the wedding an attendee Damien becomes infatuated with May. He is upset that such a beautiful young woman married an old fellow. As they returned to their home, January apologized in advance... The merchant’s tale...
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Grimm Fairy Tale
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...tales were replaced by Enid Blyton and still later... ?The brothers Grimm have been credited with introducing us to a number of fairytales. However, with the passage of time, the original fairytales got altered in many respects while retaining the essence of the stories. Fairytales were integral parts of our lives as kids. We got introduced to them both through the vocal medium and also through the print medium. Till the time we could not read by ourselves, our elders (including parents, grandparents, elder siblings, uncles and aunts) narrated the stories to us through their memory or by reading a book. Then as we learnt to read and write we began to go through the stores ourselves. Later the fairy tales ...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale” by Margaret Atwoods is about a woman who has been ripped off everything. (Wisker, 4) For instance, her bank account is withheld, lost her work place since the state discriminate against women in career. She has been deterred from reaching her family. Her real name changed to Offred meaning Fred’s possession; her temporary man given to her by the state and being renamed the next man assigned to him. This was all about Gilead’s reaction to women’s rights and the problems that U.S.A had before revolution. Offred a productive woman is treasured, but kept in the home of the commander to act as a surrogate mother for her wife, Serena Joy. Offred and some... Task Introduction The novel “The Handmaid’s...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale Summary: In the opening of the novel, the narrator (Offred) portrays her confined life in a gymnasium. In Margaret Atwood’s work, the narrator states that “We yearned for the future” (4). Other two characters (say, Aunt Sara and Aunt Elizabeth) are authorized to do patrolling duty. Besides, the womenfolk who were forced to live in that gymnasium were not allowed to speak aloud. At the same time, they were allowed to walk on the ground, which is under tight security and surveillance. The narrator points out that the guards (say, Angels) did not give any special attention to the womenfolk. In short, the narrator explains the hardships faced by the womenfolk in the Republic... . Besides, the...
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The Wife of Baths Tale
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...Tale The Wife of Bath’s Tale The Wife of Bath’s Tale is a captivating novel based on the Middle Ages, and it highlights various themes. This narrative bases itself on a major theme of love and romance that highlights itself on many different occasions throughout the novel. The book exposes many instances of knighthood and chivalry seen on many occasions, as one can see narrations of knights rescuing damsels in distress, and another example of this occurs through the Squire in the General Prologue. It is clear how his expressions of affection and courtship come out in the storyline. He represents the traditional courtship love with feelings of chivalry. Another major theme... Wife of Bath’s Tale The Wife ...
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The Tell-Tale Heart Consciousness
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...Tale Heart The short story The Tell-Tale Heart was written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1843. It belongs to the genre of gothic fiction. The storyis narrated by an unnamed narrator who claims that he is not insane although he has murdered an old man with a “vulture eye”. The story does not clearly mention about the identity of the narrator nor does it clarify the relationship between the murderer and the victim. The story culminates with confession when the narrator’s believes on hearing the continuous sound of heartbeat of the old man under the floorboards where the body has been hidden. Title analysis The title indicates the sounds of heartbeats of the old man or the narrator. It seems... the...
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The Knight's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale
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...Tale" and the Wife of Bath's prologue and narrative? How does the high romance of chivalry and courtly love contrast with low comedy of love offered by the wife of Bath? The points of view that address love and marriage in the ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ and in “The Knight’s Tale’ are at the two polar ends of a continuum. In ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’, love and marriage are looked at in the cynical, non believing way of someone who thinks of love and marriage in terms of transactions and profits and not something that is to be treasured and coveted. ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ has a prologue where one woman talks about the five husbands she has had... How are desire and marriage addressed in "The Knight's...
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Annotation - The Tale of Genji
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...Tale of Genji The Tale of Genji is aristocratic Japan of the tenth century that comprised an imperial and polygamous society. The novel the Tale of Genji first written just after the year 1000 A.D. by a famous aristocratic woman called Shikibu Murasaki. By that time, no one had ever written a novel with complex plots and character development except that of Murasaki Shikubi, The Tale of Genji. The novel affected the art and literature into the Buddhist Asians thoughts, which included, stories, parables and analogies that have influenced the best culture, as well as a popular art tradition and literacy. The novel shows how the Lotus Sutra entered Japan on her way from China in the early 9th... The Tale...
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The Tell-Tale Heart Consciousness
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...Tale Heart The short story The Tell-Tale Heart was written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1843. It belongs to the genre of gothic fiction. The storyis narrated by an unnamed narrator who claims that he is not insane although he has murdered an old man with a “vulture eye”. The story does not clearly mention about the identity of the narrator nor does it clarify the relationship between the murderer and the victim. The story culminates with confession when the narrator’s believes on hearing the continuous sound of heartbeat of the old man under the floorboards where the body has been hidden. Title analysis The title indicates the sounds of heartbeats of the old man or the narrator. It seems... the...
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has been celebrated as a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction and speculative fiction and the novelist offers a fascinating vision of the modern society which is fundamentally knocked over by a theocratic revolution. One of the most significant aspects of the novel is the effectiveness of the novelist in exploring crucial themes such as women in suppression and the various means by which they achieve agency. It is the quality of the themes dealt with in the novel which makes the piece one of the most powerful and most widely read novels in the recent times. In the novel, Atwood tells the story of Offred... Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale...
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A tale of two lives
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...Tale of two lives A tale of two lives concerns two teenage boys, Frank and Carlos. Both boys share a lot in common and are juveniles serving jail sentences for different crimes committed. Frank and Carlos originate from a humble and poor background in rough urban backgrounds. They were brought up in a normal street life. While they were young, they witnessed a community dominated by violence and drugs. Their upbringing taught them that respect could only be earned through violence. At a younger age, the teen teenage boys started engaging in hard drug abuse which in turn made them unruly. As a result, the two teenage boys are now serving a sentence in juvenile jails (Pioppi 3). Frank court... A Tale of...
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A Tale of Two Cities
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...Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is largely a historical tale. The devoted a significant amount of time to researching the French Revolution and penned the piece with a high level of historical accuracies. Hence, although the historic details in The Tale of Two Cities are considered fictions, the descriptions of the details especially those regarding the events of French Revolution are full of historical accuracy. For instance, the historical event surrounding the storming of the Bastille as described in Book II, Chapter 21 is largely accurate. “On a July evening in 1789 Lucie Darnay, now the mother of a six-year-old girl, sits and worries over the future. Mr. Lorry... The Tale...
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The handmaid's tale (the play)
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...Tale by Margaret Atwood The novelis a feminist dystopian work, where the narrator is a fertile woman called Offred. The story is set in the Republic of Gilead and is the story of the widespread issue of infertility and the onset of AIDS in California. The character is one who has been kept for the reasons of reproduction and is a concubine. The story is in a setting which seen post the beginning of the period is called the Gilead period. The story revolves around the lives of the Handmaids and the trauma and troubles that they go through each day. The story is a narration of Offred, who has had to leave her husband and child... XXXXXXXX Number: XXXXXXX XXXXXX of XXXXXX Summary of: The Handmaid’s Tale by ...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale Introduction Despite the fact that English language has gone through an evolution process from the era of colonialism, its roots in society dominated by males has not changed. Margaret Atwood exemplifies this in the Handmaids Tale that language facilitates power. The ruling race, class or gender takes advantage to monopolize language through censorship of literature and control of discourses to fortify their leadership position. Atwood makes use of word choices and sentence structure in her book “The Handmaid’s Tale” to expose the shocking structure of Gileadean society, which was built upon foundation of gender inequality founded... How Margaret Atwood plays with language in The Handmaids Tale...
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Fairy Tale Adaption Films Essay
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...TALE ADAPTION FILMS ESSAY s) Fairy Tale Adaption Films Essay Section One The Context of Character Transformation Character transformation has effectively been used throughout Lotte Reinigers animated feature film “the adventures of Prince Ahmed” to enhance the dynamics of the story. Although all the characters are presented as unshaded, solid black silhouettes, the tactile nature of the medium used allows the characters to transform and change into any other black object or even exaggerate physicality for more emotional effect. Generally, the transformations and morphing into something else often takes place without much taxation for the viewers. The use of character transformations... that...
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A Tale of Two Stories
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...Tale of Two Stories Part I: When I was in high school, I was part of a group project that needed to collect the signatures of a few teachers. The other members of my group decided that it would take too long to go around and get every teacher to sign, so we should just forge the signatures. I did not like this idea at all because I knew that it would get us into serious trouble if it was ever found out. I spoke up and told everyone else that I would go and get the signatures because this did not sit right with me. Surprisingly my group was okay with this and so they allowed me to collect all the required signatures. What motivated me to speak up was that it wasnt really much difficulty... Exercise: A...
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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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...Tale In her book A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood presents the fictional story of a woman trapped in a post-modern world of strict social structure. This society has been based upon a very religious ideology and patriarchal worldview. The main character is Offred, who has been assigned the social and vocational role of a Handmaid. This is a woman who, because of her background as a fertile woman (she had a daughter) previously married to a divorcee (making her marriage null and void in this society and herself a close-cousin to a prostitute because she had broken her original vows), has been reassigned in the new world order to provide an elite couple with a child. Each month, when... ?Handmaid's Tale...
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Into the Woods and Fairy Tale Conventions
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...Tale Conventions Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods takes as its genesis many of the best known fairy tales. Most everyone has heard the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood in one form or another, even if the versions differ from one generation to another. By introducing these stories to the genre of musical theater, the writer and composer has achieved a synthesis through the unreal use of characters bursting into song that approximates the duality of the fairy tale convention in which the supernatural intrudes upon the narrative only once the characters have entered into the woods. There are significant similarities between legends, folk stories... Into the Woods and Fairy Tale ...
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Summry of play The Handmaid's Tale
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...Tale The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis to the story ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. The story takes place in an alternative reality country called the Republic of Gilead formed more or less in the old borders of the United States which is supposed to be based on traditional values. Some sort of cataclysmic event has transpired which has caused widespread infertility. The story follows a narration from a woman named Ofred sometime earlier had recorded her story on cassette tapes and describes what it is like living in the Republic. Offred works as a handmaid who is a servant kept by the ruling classes for the purpose of reproduction. Ofred was separated from her... Handmaid’s...
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The tell-tale heart short story
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...tale Heart The thesis ment of this essay is to showcase why I believe that the central theme of the story is that oflove and hate. The story holds that the narrator is disturbed by the guilt of having killed an old man to whom he claims he loved. Thus, the authors illustrate this theme of love and hate by depicting a character whose every sensory impression -- sight, sound, touch serves as a reminder of the crime he has done. The first argument is that Poe depicts the psychological complexity of love and hate as supposedly opposite emotions. He stresses the ways love and hate enigmatically blend and integrate with each other. He thus interpreted love and hate similar to Freud as universal... The...
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The Tale of Genji: Questions and Answers
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...Tale of Genji: Questions and Answers The Tale of Genji is a novel that was written by the world famous author Murasaki Shikibu and has greatly influenced some of the world’s best pieces of culture, literature and art in the East and West Canons. In the animated version of The Tale of Genji, only coverage of the first twelve chapters has been portrayed. (1654) Thus, the film version has left out scenes and plots from chapter 13 to 54. However, in addition to this, the film also has a few extra scenes that are not in accordance with the Japanese text, in order to make the viewer understand the gravity of the psychology that the characters go through. The opening... ?(Please write here) 8 February The Tale...
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Book analysis of The Tale of Genji
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...Tale of Genji” Summary The tale concentrates around the life Hikaru Genji who is the son of the Japanese emperor, Kiritsubo. At some point people refer to him as “shining Genji” because of his political affiliation. His mother, Lady Kiritsubo, concubine to Emperor Kiritsubo dies when he is at the age of three. The tale goes to note that the concubine was important in the life of emperor as he continued remembering her. However, Emperor Kiritsubo goes on to marry a woman (Lady Fujitsubo) on the account that she had characters similar to the already deceased Lady Kiritsubo. This bondage, between the emperor and Lady Fujitsubo, indicates the beginning of the intertwining love... ? Book analysis of “The Tale ...
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